Being able to draw, or being an artist, is a sought after skill among most children. Somewhere around the age of 7 or 8, creativity dwindles and children become less convinced that being able to draw truly is a life skill. And so it remains with most adults today. Drawing is admirable; but for many, unneeded and untaught. Even art lessons in todays elementary classes have turned into craft time. The academics of drawing aren't discussed. People have forgotten that drawing aids in developing critical thinking skills, problem solving, develops patience, enhances communication and cultural appreciation. Here is your chance to change the world. Even without drawing skills of your own, you can definitely teach the principles that help the students learn by doing.
Lesson 1 is about creativity. Creativity is not a rare and unobtainable gift or trait. Creativity is a mental muscle that everyone has and uses. The more it is worked and exercised the stronger it becomes. This lesson plan will introduce this concept to children and help them recognize their own creative vision. It features links to images, 2 fun drawing exercises, critique activities and expanded lesson options if you want to use the lessons again.